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Foundations of Waldorf Education Series 14

Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy 2

(CW 304a)

October 1996
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    1st October 1996
  • ISBN 9781621483700
  • Language English
  • Pages 264 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.5"

12 lectures, various cities, November 19, 1922-August 30, 1924 (CW 304a)

The Waldorf school movement was gaining increasing recognition by the time these public lectures on Waldorf education took place. In this collection, as in the previous volume, Rudolf Steiner is outspoken about the spiritual nature of human beings and the world—including the spiritual nature of Waldorf education.

Original German source: Anthroposophische Menschenkunde und Pädagogik  (GA 304a).

T O P I C S: 

  • Education and teaching
  • The art of teaching and understanding the human being
  • Education and art
  • Education and the moral life
  • Eurythmy performance
  • Why rducation is based on Anthroposophy
  • Waldorf pedagogy
  • Anthroposophy and education
  • Moral and physical Education
  • and more...

Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner (b. Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner, 1861–1925) was born in the small village of Kraljevec, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in Croatia), where he grew up. As a young man, he lived in Weimar and Berlin, where he became a well-published scientific, literary, and philosophical scholar, known especially for his work with Goethe’s scientific writings. At the beginning of the twentieth century, he began to develop his early philosophical principles into an approach to systematic research into psychological and spiritual phenomena. Formally beginning his spiritual teaching career under the auspices of the Theosophical Society, Steiner came to use the term Anthroposophy (and spiritual science) for his philosophy, spiritual research, and findings. The influence of Steiner’s multifaceted genius has led to innovative and holistic approaches in medicine, various therapies, philosophy, religious renewal, Waldorf education, education for special needs, threefold economics, biodynamic agriculture, Goethean science, architecture, and the arts of drama, speech, and eurythmy. In 1924, Rudolf Steiner founded the General Anthroposophical Society, which today has branches throughout the world. He died in Dornach, Switzerland.